OUR TEAM


Staff

Brady Banks
Executive Director

Brady is committed to leading organizational change that grows our social enterprise. He has served in various outreach and development roles in nonprofits and the public sector. Previously, he served at The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation and the Mayor’s Office of Nashville. He formerly served on the Metro Council and Metro Homelessness Commission. He holds a M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from Mercer University. He enjoys time with his wife, Kristin, and rambunctious son, Thaddeus, and writing, good music, good books, and Tennessee Vols’ football. Brady is responsible for overseeing all staff and guides the vision and mission of The Contributor.

Molly Martin
Annual Campaign & Grants Manager

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Molly relocated to Nashville in 2014 after graduating from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining The Contributor, she worked with Nashville’s network of homeless service providers as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Metro Homelessness Commission. Molly is passionate about creating economic opportunity for vulnerable populations and improving social policy. She loves getting to know our Contributor vendors, visiting with hospice patients as a home care volunteer, and rollerblading. Molly leads all fundraising and operations for The Contributor. 

Vendor Services

Linda Bailey
Vendor Office Manager

Linda has been with The Contributor since 2011. She loves forming relationships with people and has a heart for non-profits, homeless advocacy and the arts. Linda holds a B.A. in journalism from Abilene Christian University and is quick to tell you she’s a Texas native. In the few moments when she’s not working, Linda volunteers on the board of Poverty and the Arts, volunteers for local homeless outreach organizations and is a frequent guest at coffee shops, junk stores and any place with a good donut. At The Contributor, Linda is responsible for volunteer coordination and Vendor Office support.

Jerome Moore
Vendor Partnership Manager

Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Jerome is all about creating economic and community development for Nashville. Prior to becoming a Contributor team member, he was a volunteer in our vendor sales office and for the United States Peace Corp. Furthermore, he has garnered community development experience working with other local non-profits such as Salvation Army, Soles4Souls, and Monroe Harding. He was also the start-up executive director for L.E.T.S Play. He earned a B.S. in economics from Middle Tennessee State University and an M.S from Trevecca Nazarene University. Currently he is an M.A candidate of TESOL at Grand Canyon University. He enjoys representing and giving back to his culture and community through entrepreneurial and community projects. Jerome is responsible for overseeing recruitment and expansion of The Contributor and its business model. 

Editorial

Amelia Ferrell Knisely
Editor

Amelia is responsible for managing The Contributor’s content, freelance staff and editorial calendar. She also frequently writes about housing issues, human trafficking and politics. Before coming the The Contributor in 2016, Amelia worked as a television and print reporter in West Virginia. She also served as the Communications Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association, where she wrote about courts and legislation. Amelia holds a B.S. in political science from Shepherd University and an M.A. in communications studies from Marshall University. She and her husband, Sean, live in East Nashville and enjoy planning their lives around baseball season.

Megan O’Neill
Creative Media Coordinator